Planning for travel whether it be a business trip or a dream vacation can require planning and research. Use these handy travel resources to ensure you are fully prepared for your next great adventure!
At Travel and Transport, our job is to guide you through the fast-paced world of corporate travel, ensuring that your program runs smoothly, minimizing the impact to your bottom line, and assuring that your travelers receive exceptional customer service and security.
From all-inclusive planning solutions to providing specific, tailored components for your program, Travel and Transport is dedicated to creating customized corporate event management and successful incentive programs for our clients. Our employee-owners have the knowledge and capability to plan a highly successful program.
A creative and effective loyalty solution demands a partner you can rely on to offer unique suggestions that yield results. Whether you are a financial institution, retail or other organization, loyalty programs are vital to the retention and growth of your organization. Keeping your consumers engaged and dedicated with inspiring rewards is our passion.
Your dream vacation is waiting! Whether you are planning a honeymoon getaway, cruise adventure, family vacation, or trip around the world, our travel specialists can turn your dream into reality. Whatever your destination, let us assist you in creating travel memories you’ll love to share for years to come.
Now is the time to make a change and Travel and Transport may be just the right place for you to start your adventure! Whether you are just starting your career or have been part of the travel industry for many years, Travel and Transport can provide you with an opportunity to learn and grow within the travel industry while supporting travelers throughout the world.
Why do we go places? Why is travel so important? How do you make sure that you get a magical vacation that creates experiences and memories that will last a lifetime? As this video from ASTA (American Society of Travel Agents) shows, going to a travel professional when planning your next travel experience is invaluable.
Looking for options for a worry free family vacation? Maybe you should try a cruise! Royal Caribbean International has announced that they will be adding lifeguards to all of their swimming pools. This is just one step they are taking to enhance its safety measures. “Royal Caribbean International has implemented a water safety program across our fleet to raise awareness amongst our guests about the importance of vigilance while enjoying water features on our ships” the cruise line said in a statement to press this week.
Other features of this program include:
Swim vests for kids
Water safety presentations for both younger children and teens
Signage and messaging throughout the ship emphasizing water safety
Royal Caribbean says that the program will begin its roll out this month and should be fully implemented by June, 2017.
By now, you’ve heard the news that, in a close and historic vote, citizens of the United Kingdom have chosen to leave the European Union. The Brexit, as the referendum has been nicknamed, will not happen immediately. It will take at least a couple of years until the UK has completely left the EU. Still, the process will begin and the world has taken notice – particularly the financial markets.
What will this mean for travelers? How will it affect business travel? What will change? What will remain the same? There are many uncertainties and a lot of questions that still need to be answered. We’ve collected information from some of the most trusted sources to give you some insight about what this could mean for you if you’re planning international travel soon.
“There will be no initial change in the way our people can travel, in the way our goods can move or the way our services can be sold,” stated British Prime Minister David Cameron after the referendum. While it’s true that little should change in the short term, there is one expensive exception: the British Pound Sterling, the UK’s currency, has fallen considerably. The BBC tells us how this will affect UK Citizens.
It’s far too early to know all of the changes that may happen. The BBC has a page of frequently asked questions that UK citizens are having, such as “Will I need a new passport?”, “Will I need a visa to travel to EU countries?” and perhaps most importantly, “How much French and Italian wine can I bring back into the country?”. The answers to most of these questions seem to be that nothing will change immediately and more details will emerge as discussions and negotiations occur between the British government, the EU and its member countries.
What do you think? How will the Brexit affect you? Will you plan a vacation to London or Edinburgh in the near future to take advantage of the exchange rate? How will it affect global commerce? What impact do you think it will have on business travel? Let us know on Twitter @TandTNews.
This step will not only help you get through security faster, it will also help security lines decrease overall and afford the TSA more time to focus on high risk travelers. You’ll be doing everyone a favor!
Airlines are helping Some airlines have taken steps to minimize long lines. Delta Air Lines has implemented new security line enhancements in their Atlanta hub that include distributing lines across multiple “divestment points” that allow more travelers to get through security simultaneously. They’ve also introduced automated bin return systems. Delta claims that security lines will move approximately 30% faster with these new enhancements.
United has also redesigned security checkpoints at major airports such as Newark and Chicago O’Hare, and they’ve added and redeployed staff in key areas to better serve travelers going through security. They’ve also updated baggage processes to meet security and safety requirements. Read more about this at United’s website.
Minimize changes Stick to your booked flights as much as possible this summer. With airline load factors at record highs, availability on other flights could prove to be difficult to come by and could increase your airfare cost considerably. If you don’t have to make a change, it will be best not to.
Travel and Transport can help! If you’re a Travel and Transport customer, you might notice that we have updated our upcoming trip notifications to advise travelers to arrive early and anticipate delays. In addition, our Dash Mobile app features live airport wait times that can give travelers a great indication of when they need to leave for the airport.
Travel and Transport is excited to announce the latest release to our Dash Mobile app: Dash Mobile 2.11.
In this release, we have added enhanced airport maps! Dash Mobile now provides indoor terminal maps for the most popular airports around the world. Found in the ‘Services’ tab of Dash Mobile, this feature provides maps and tips to help you navigate an unfamiliar airport.
Last year at GBTA Convention 2015, Travel and Transport announced our big data solution, which aggregates expense data and card data with back-office data with many other streams of travel, financial and other data to produce visualizations and predictive metrics that will give travel managers better decision making ability. We have been working hard on this revolutionary system and are excited to show it off at GBTA Convention 2016 in Denver. Look for more updates as we get closer to the event and be sure to visit us in person if you’re attending!
Whether you live alone or you have a house full of children, staying connected to what’s going on at home while you’re hundreds or thousands of miles away can be a challenge. Everybody has a handle on the tools like Skype and Facetime that help you communicate with friends and family while traveling, but what about managing the security of your home – or just knowing what’s going on while you’re away? How do you make sure that deliveries are put in the right spot when you aren’t there to bring them inside?
Things like weigh on everyone’s minds when they’re away from home. New technology tools can help us keep an eye on what’s going on when we leave the house each day. Here are a few of them:
Ring Video Doorbell
Ring is a doorbell that connects to your home internet connection and let’s you know via your smartphone when somebody’s at the door – wherever you’re at in the world. Its built-in camera and motion detectors will detect any activity around your door, and you’re even able to communicate with the person at the door. It’s great for telling delivery people where to put your package, or for making it seem like you’re at home to someone who may have intentions of breaking in – even if you’re on the other side of the world. Video of activity caught by Ring’s wide angle camera is saved to the cloud so that you can review it and save it when needed. People have used Ring to identify burglars. Others have used it to make sure their teenagers aren’t coming home too late. However you think you’ll use it, Ring is a pretty interesting home automation tool that can really help people when they aren’t at home. It costs between $199 and $249 depending on the model you choose and installation is pretty simple.
Phillips Hue lights
There are lots of expensive and hard to manage security systems on the market. Canary is a little different. It’s a cylindrical device with a camera on it that sits in your house and keeps an eye on things. It automatically activates when you (or others in your home) leave the house and will turn off when you get home. When Canary detects activity, it will alert you via your smartphone. You’ll be able to see video of what was detected and then you can choose to alert authorities and/or sound a 90 dB alarm. That’s pretty loud and should scare an intruder off in a hurry.
Canary also lets you randomly check in on what’s going on in your house while you’re away. You can activate the camera to check on kids, pets, contractors or whatever you’ve got going on in your home. It will also monitor things like air quality, temperature and humidity.
Canary costs $199 for a single device. You can add additional devices that will work together if you’ve got a larger home. The basic plan is free, but you can add more video storage and additional monthly downloads for between $5 and $30 a month.
Home automation tools like Ring, Phillips Hue and Canary can really be of help to you in managing what’s going on in your home while you’re not there. Do you use any of these tools? What do you think of them? Let us know on Twitter!
Look for other technologies that will help travelers manage their homes while they’re not in them in future posts, including smart locks, thermostats and more.
The sharing economy continues to be a big topic of discussion in the business travel community. Services like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and others are certainly disrupting the ground transportation and lodging markets. One recent study from expense reporting provider Certify showed they surpassed car rental and taxis in terms of spend for the first quarter of 2016. Numerous other studies show that these services are certainly on the increase in terms of popularity.
With this in mind, Travel and Transport decided to find out what our clients thought. We polled 60 travel managers and over 200 travelers from some of our top clients. While far from scientific, we did obtain some interesting feedback regarding where sharing economy services fit into managed business travel programs right now – and some insight on how that might change in the future.
What level of interest is there for sharing economy services among travelers? Do corporate travel policies address these services? Does safety play a role in the decision to use services like Uber, Lyft or Airbnb? What about customer loyalty programs? Check out our infographic to find out what we learned.
Have any thoughts or insights regarding the sharing economy? Do factors like safety, cost and loyalty programs play a role in your selection process? Let us know on Twitter @TandTNews or send us a message. We’d love to hear from you!
If you’re interested in seeing the raw data and direct (anonymous) feedback we received in PDF format, just fill out this quick form below.
Our phones link most of the aspects of our lives together. For the business traveler, a phone is more than a collection of numbers and appointments; it’s your connection to home. It can tell you if your gate has changed before the airport does and let you know the wait times to get through TSA so you can decide if it’s worth it to grab a coffee for your Uber ride to the airport.
With our reliance on this technology, it’s even more important to know how to handle the unthinkable. What if your phone dies?
There’s two primary ways phones “die.” They can run out of battery—a likely situation when we use them from the moment we wake up, since most of us use our phones as an alarm. Or, phones can just stop working. Maybe you accidentally dropped it. Maybe your six-year-old poured some milk on your iPhone when she was aiming for the Cap’n Crunch. Then there’s the unthinkable third option—your phone is lost or stolen.
The key to surviving a phone disaster? Preparation.
Back-up your phone regularly. There are apps and cloud-based data solutions that make it easy to keep your information backed-up and up-to-date. Both iPhones and Android-based phones have auto-backup features. If you would prefer a secondary method of back up, try out Dropbox and Dropsync. While Dropsync is not an official product of Dropbox, it does a great job of syncing your local information and its remote equivalent.
Have an extra battery option. I keep a phone charger in my purse, at home and at work. You can’t always find an outlet when you’re traveling, though. Consider a portable battery. Before being forced to go camping last summer, I bought myself a portable battery in case I needed to recharge my phone or Kindle while in the wild. My specific spare battery is a little heavy for the business traveler who packs light, but there are many lightweight options to choose from. If a clunky external battery isn’t your thing, charging cases are increasingly helpful and stylish.
Write down important numbers. When your phone dies, with it goes access to your most important contacts. Before you’re able to replace your phone and download those contacts from the cloud, you might need to get ahold of your assistant, travel counselor or baby sitter. Have those numbers ready.
Consider cell phone insurance on top of travel insurance. If you lose your phone at home, there’s a good chance you have a spare lying around that will get you through. But when you’re traveling, your options are limited. Many cell phone carriers offer insurance that will replace or fix your phone for a small deductible. If you have a corporate phone, contact your company’s telecommunications department to find out what your options are. (You should add their contact information to your list of numbers.)
No matter how much you prepare, you can still lose access to your phone. If that happens to you, stay calm.
If your phone has been stolen, you will want to make a police report. Contact your company if it’s a corporate phone or your network provider if it’s your personal phone. They will be able to talk you through your options and, more importantly, cut off your phone so no one else can use it. If you have an app that allows you to remotely delete data off your phone, like Find My iPhone or Android Device Manager, set that in motion! Both can help you wipe sensitive personal or financial data from your phone. In addition, your employer will likely be able to remotely wipe your company-issued phone to ensure that their data is safe.
When your phone is lost or stolen, it’s not just hardware that’s at risk—your data is in danger as well. We keep our lives on our phones. We carry personal information, financial information, potentially sensitive company information, photos and much, much more on these devices. Since your phone houses more than your top score in Candy Crush, it’s essential to turn on your security features. All phones offer a passcode or PIN entry for secure access. Some offer pattern recognition. The latest models from Apple, Samsung, LG and HTC even offer fingerprint scanners.
If you have your phone, but it’s broken beyond repair, call your network provider for options (including expedited shipping of a new cell!).
How do you stay prepared when traveling? Let us know in the comments!
In the fast paced world of retail, it’s imperative that you are working with a travel organization that understands the demands of the industry.
Below are the top 10 travel services that all retail organizations should have to ensure a successful and healthy travel program.
1. Store Opening Details: Detailed planning and perfectly executed launches of store openings are imperative to success. Travel and Transport understands the quick ramp up time that is required for these events and prepares our travel teams through training exercises to be agile and nimble to ensure the travel accommodations are handled in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.
2. Direct Billing Needs: Hiring and recruiting is an integral element for the retail industry. Employees that handle these responsibilities may not have access to corporate credit cards. Travel and Transport provides customers with Secure Pay, an exclusive hotel pre-payment option that generates a virtual credit card for hotel bookings. When an applicable hotel is booked using an approved credit card, we will assign a one-time use, unique card for each hotel stay. Secure Pay significantly cuts down on the risk of fraudulent activity that can occur with a ghost card by assigning a new card number for each hotel booking. It also allows travelers the convenience to book reservations online without incurring an agent-assistance fee.
3. Cost Savings Focus: With the increase in minimum wage that affects the retail industry, cost savings is a critical component to your travel program. Travel and Transport Account Managers constantly take a pro-active approach to offering and finding cost savings solutions that positively impact our clients. In 2015, our Account Management team was able to offer our clients on average over 22% in value added savings.
4. Hotel Negotiations: Additional cost savings can be obtained through Travel and Transport’s unique approach to designing and maximizing hotel programs for our retail clients. Access to multiple channels and platforms allows us to assemble a strategy by client vs. taking a one-size fits all approach. Specifically for retail hub cities such as San Francisco, New York, Dallas, Chicago, Miami, Los Angeles, Paris, London and Hong Kong we leverage the combination of volume and consistency in hotel use and stay patterns to support productive rate negotiations in these markets. As these markets also tend to be the most volatile for room rates – we leverage proprietary technology to check and re-check for lower rates between the time of reservation and check-in
5. Unused Ticket Management: Tracking airline tickets that go unused for any number of reasons, including employee turnover is imperative in monitoring overall cost savings. Travel and Transport provides Banx, our proprietary nonrefundable ticket tracking technology, that reduces the spoilage of eligible nonrefundable tickets by proactively tracking unused tickets, notifying travelers and travel counselors of available unused tickets, and automatically reusing tickets. Our clients experience an average spoilage rate three times less than the industry average.
6. Special Service Funds: The ability to use waivers and favors with your airline contract is an added cost savings initiative. Tracking of these perks can often be a very time consuming process for travel managers. Travel and Transport has eliminated this burden by providing detailed tracking procedures that keep all waivers and favors managed and easily accessible.
7. Budgetary Evaluations: Retail organizations have many areas that have separate budgets and operating expenses. From business units to merchandizing centers, to store operations, we have created specific ways to separate these areas so that budgets can be appropriately monitored and allocated.
8. Driving Value:Regional meetings can become costly when planning meals for large groups of individuals. To add cost savings to your program, Travel and Transport partners with Dinova, a management and savings tool for corporate restaurant spend. Once an employee selects an approved restaurant and the bill is paid for by a company credit card, Dinova registers the transaction and sends a rebate check to the traveler’s employer.
Travel and Transport has also created technology solutions that provide personalized experiences for the travel manager and traveler. Dash Portal provides secure and direct access to the tools a traveler and travel manager need. By taking secure credentials from single sign-on, users will receive a unique and personalized experience when accessing specific travel tools including their online booking tool, trip sharing options, past trips invoices, etc. In addition, travel managers are empowered to configure areas within Dash Portal that are relevant to their travelers and their organization. Travel managers will also appreciate seamless integration into their reporting and analytics tools without duplicating sign-on efforts.
Travel and Transport’s mobile app, Dash Mobile, keeps travelers up-to-date with gate departure information as well as important travel and security alerts. Our innovative touch-to-call application connects travelers with an experienced Travel and Transport travel counselor who will have the traveler’s specific information and is ready to assist 24/7/365. Dash Mobile is available for iPhone, Windows and Android devices, as well as wearable devices.
9. Attention to No Fly Rules: In the retail sector, large movements of individuals are required to attend fashion shows and other industry events such as Fashion Week and Magic. Travel and Transport places special attention and sets many “no fly rules” within their booking system to accommodate the organization’s requirements.
10. Detailed Reporting: Reporting is a critical factor for all companies; however, we find that retail organizations are more apt to have specific groups that require a fresh approach to reporting. As such, we have developed an approach that is configured as a part of the reservation. Once a trigger is activated, we are able to confirm the travelers are part of the room block and provide a list of who has booked their travel for that specific show, meeting or event. This detailed report provides an added benefit, allowing us to monitor the attrition rate to ensure hotel commitments are being met.
With a portfolio of over 75 retail and high-end fashion clients, Travel and Transport has dedicated resources to understanding the specific needs of our retail customer base and have developed the tools and solutions that are essential for retail focused travel management programs. Contact us today to find out more!
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Travel and Transport may occasionally conduct user surveys to better target our content and services to our customers. We sometimes share the aggregated demographic information in these surveys with our customers and partners. We never share any of this information about specific individuals with any third party.
Travel and Transport uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our network of sites, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the sites or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users.
As stated above, we use information that users voluntarily provide in order to send out electronic newsletters, utilize our travel-related services and to enable users to participate in surveys. We send out newsletters to subscribers on a regular schedule (depending on the newsletter), and occasionally send out special editions when we think subscribers might be particularly interested in something we are doing.
We use tracking information to determine which areas of our sites users like and don’t like based on traffic to those areas. We do not track what individual users read, but rather how well each page performs overall. This helps us continue to build a better service for you.
Travel and Transport creates aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns for internal users and for our customers and partners. This allows Travel and Transport and our customers and partners to tailor our services and offerings to our user needs and requests. Travel and Transport will not disclose any information about any individual user or newsletter mailing lists except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
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Travel and Transport uses the above-described information to tailor our content to suit your needs and help our customers better understand our audience’s demographics. This is essential to providing the best possible service to our customers. We will not share information about individual users with any third party, except to comply with applicable law or valid legal process or to protect the personal safety of our users or the public.
Travel and Transport operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our customers.
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EU-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD POLICY – COMMITMENT TO YOUR PRIVACY
Travel and Transport (“Travel and Transport”) respects individual privacy and values the confidence of its customers, employees, business partners and others. Not only does Travel and Transport strive to collect, use and disclose Personal Information in a manner consistent with the laws of the countries in which it does business, but it also has a tradition of upholding the highest ethical standards in its business practices. This EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Policy (this “Policy”) sets forth the privacy principles Travel and Transport follows with respect to transfers of Personal Information from the European Economic Area (“EEA”) (which includes the twenty-seven member states of the European Union (“EU”) plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) to the United States.
EU-U.S. PRIVACY SHIELD PRINCIPLES
The United States Department of Commerce and the European Commission have agreed on a set of data protection principles to enable U.S. companies to satisfy the requirement under European Union law that adequate protection be given to Personal Information transferred from the EEA to the United States (the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield”). The EEA also has recognized the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield as providing adequate data protection (Decision C (2016) 4176 final, 12.7.2016, Article 1 (1)). Consistent with its commitment to protect personal privacy, Travel and Transport complies with the principles set forth in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (the “Privacy Shield Principles”) and has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles. If there is any conflict between the terms contained this Policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. To learn more about the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov.
This Policy applies to all Personal Information, including the employee information described below, received by Travel and Transport in the United States from the EEA, in any format, including electronic, paper or verbal.
For purposes of this Policy, the following definitions shall apply:
“Agent” means any third party that collects or uses Personal Information under the instructions of, and solely for, Travel and Transport or to which Travel and Transport discloses Personal Information for use on Travel and Transport’s behalf.
“Personal Information” and “Personal Data” means data about an identified or identifiable individual that are within the scope of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, received by an organization in the United States from the EU, and recorded in any form.
“Processing” of Personal Data means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon Personal Data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure or dissemination, and erasure or destruction.
“Travel and Transport” means Travel and Transport, Inc., its predecessors, successors, subsidiaries, divisions and groups in the United States.
Travel and Transport collects Personal Information from and about contingent workers, employees, former employees and prospective employees. Such Personal Information can include a person’s name, contact information, social security or government-issued identification number, financial information, education and employment history, information about one’s family (spouse and dependents, for example), and job performance and development. The primary purpose for collecting such Personal Information is to carry out the employment relationship, including, without limitation, payment, compensation planning and related transactions, providing and managing benefits, performance management, career development, training, staffing, considering candidates for open positions, personnel security issues, and statistical analysis.
The privacy principles in this Policy have been developed based on the Privacy Shield Principles.
NOTICE: Where Travel and Transport collects Personal Information directly from individuals in the EEA, it will inform them about the purposes for which it collects and uses Personal Information about them, the types of third parties to which Travel and Transport discloses that information, the choices and means, if any, Travel and Transport offers individuals for limiting the use and disclosure of Personal Information about them, and how to contact Travel and Transport. Notice will be provided in clear and conspicuous language when individuals are first asked to provide Personal Information to Travel and Transport, or as soon as practicable thereafter, and in any event before Travel and Transport uses or discloses the information for a purpose other than that for which it was originally collected.
Where Travel and Transport receives Personal Information from its subsidiaries, affiliates or other entities in the EEA, it will use and disclose such information in accordance with the notices provided by such entities and the choices made by the individuals to whom such Personal Information relates.
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR ONWARD TRANSFER: Travel and Transport uses a limited number of third party service providers or Agents to assist us in providing our services to customers and/or Travel and Transport employees. Travel and Transport will obtain assurances from said entities that they will safeguard Personal Information consistently with this Policy. Examples of appropriate assurances that may be provided by said entities include: a contract obligating the entity to provide at least the same level of protection as is required by the relevant Privacy Shield Principles, being subject to EU Directive 95/46/EC (the EU Data Protection Directive), EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification by the entity, or being subject to another European Commission adequacy finding (e.g., companies located in Canada). Where Travel and Transport has knowledge that an entity is using or disclosing Personal Information in a manner contrary to this Policy, Travel and Transport will take reasonable steps to prevent or stop the use or disclosure. Travel and Transport acknowledges its potential liability in cases of its onward transfer of Personal Information to third parties that do not meet the standards set forth in this paragraph.
SECURITY: Travel and Transport will take reasonable precautions to protect Personal Information in its possession from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction.
DATA INTEGRITY AND PURPOSE LIMITATION: Travel and Transport will use Personal Information only in ways that are compatible with the purposes for which it was collected or subsequently authorized by the individual. Travel and Transport will take reasonable steps to ensure that Personal Information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, complete and current. Travel and Transport will only collect and store Personal Information that is relevant to fulfill the purpose of the request and will retain such information no longer than appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the request.
ACCESS: Upon request, Travel and Transport will grant individuals reasonable access to Personal Information that it holds about them and to request limitations on how Travel and Transport uses or discloses Personal Information about you. In addition, Travel and Transport will take reasonable steps to permit individuals to correct, amend or delete information that is demonstrated to be inaccurate or incomplete.
RECOURSE, ENFORCEMENT AND LIABILITY: Travel and Transport will conduct compliance audits of its relevant privacy practices to verify adherence to this Policy. Any employee that Travel and Transport determines is in violation of this policy will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment.
DISPUTE RESOLUTION: In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Travel and Transport commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your Personal Information. Individuals in the European Union with inquiries or complaints that do not involve employee Personal Information should first contact Travel and Transport’s General Counsel at the address given below. If you have an unresolved privacy or data use concern that we have not addressed satisfactorily, please contact our U.S.-based third party dispute resolution provider (free of charge) at https://feedback-form.truste.com/watchdog/request.
Travel and Transport agrees to cooperate with the EU DPAs and comply with the advice of such authorities with regard to employee Personal Information transferred from the EU in the context of the employment relationship.
As a last resort, privacy complaints that remain unresolved after pursuing these and other channels may be subject to binding arbitration before the Privacy Shield Panel as described in the Privacy Shield Agreement, Annex I, to be created jointly by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission.
U.S. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION ENFORCEMENT: Travel and Transport’s commitments under the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield are subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the United States Federal Trade Commission.
LIMITATION ON APPLICATION OF PRINCIPLES
Adherence by Travel and Transport to these Privacy Shield Principles may be limited (a) to the extent required to respond to a legal or ethical obligation; (b) to the extent necessary to meet national security, public interest or law enforcement obligations; and (c) to the extent expressly permitted by an applicable law, rule or regulation.
Questions or comments regarding this Policy should be submitted to Travel and Transport’s General Counsel by mail to:
Travel and Transport, Inc.
2120 S. 72nd Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68124
This Policy may be amended from time to time, consistent with the requirements of the Privacy Shield Principles. A notice will be posted on the Travel and Transport web page (www.tandt.com) for 60 days whenever this Privacy Shield Policy is changed in a material way.